Does anybody know if there is a way to import the reference designator or actual part number when importing emn files? All I have ever got was whatever size designator the layout guys give the component, but nothing as to value, part number, or reference designator. I understand that's enough to get a good representation of the board, but I sometimes need to know what the actual part number or value is, and I don't know of anywhere in an emn file that that information shows up.
Has anyone been able to import this information?
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The information from the emn file is imported at the PCB Board .asm level. This information is not available at the part level.
To view the reference designator information at the board assembly level, choose Settings, Tree Columns, and add the reference designator to your model tree. I believe the ecad_name and the ecad_alt_name can also be added to the tree columns.
To view the "value" and "part number" in Pro/E, this information needs to be the emn file upon export from your ECAD Tool. Prior to export to an emn file, most companies set up the ecad_name to be the footprint (geometry) name. Some companies set up the ecad_alt_name to be the part number. See page 5 of the powerpoint at the following link: